Melissa Cuevas of Knob Hill Elementary School in San Marcos was recognized through SDCCU Classroom Heroes. Photo courtesy SDDCU

San Diego County Credit Union and iHeartMedia in San Diego have been publicly recognizing local teachers throughout the year, and another name has been added to their list of honorees.

Melissa Cuevas of Knob Hill Elementary School in San Marcos was recognized through the SDCCU Classroom Heroes program, it was announced Tuesday.

Cuevas will receive a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card and she will be recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in her community.

“We understand the critical role of teachers in helping to shape the future of today’s youth and contributing to a strong and thriving economy for years to come,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.

Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting sdccu.com/classroomheroes.

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